NFL Mock Draft Round 2: Texans Snag Ras-I Dowling In SB Nation's Two Round Mock

Ras-I, Ras-Me, Ras-My, either way you put it, the Texans are in possession of the injury-prone Virginia cornerback in the second round of the SB Nation Mock Draft. I have no clue why the Texans would draft a player with Dowling's injury history when perfectly acceptable alternatives are on the board, but I guess the fake Texans felt fake forced by Rahim Moore, Stephen Paea, and Marvin Austin all getting selected ahead of them. Here's Brian Galliford's explanation behind the pick:

42. Houston Texans: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia. Injuries have depressed his stock, but Dowling has the corner/safety versatility to make an instant impact in Houston.

Of course, if the Texans really wanted to take a risk on a player that may have injury concerns, Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor plummeted down the draft in this mock. Of course, that would also require the Texans to admit that nose tackle is a weakness, which they will never do, but this is all fake anyway, right?

At this point in the mock though, most of the players left on the board only fit the linebacker need that Houston already addressed with it's selection of Robert Quinn in the first round. They probably could've just gone with Titus Young if the best they could come up with here was Dowling. The cornerback crop really falls off fast.

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